Blanchette Named Co-Goalkeeper of the Year, Six Honored
Senior goalkeeper Paul Blanchette headlined six Lions earning All-WCC honors.
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Paul Blanchette was named Co-Goalkeeper of the Year to lead six total Lions honored as the West Coast Conference unveiled its 2015 Men’s Soccer All-WCC awards.
Alvaro Madrigal was named to the All-WCC First Team, Blanchette and John McFarlin earned Second Team honors and Cruz Corral and Cole Souza were named to the Honorable Mention squad. The Lions also placed two on the WCC All-Freshman Team including Souza and John Bovill.
The Goalkeeper of the Year honor is the second in Blanchette’s career. The senior also won the award outright in 2013 when the Lions went 13-4-3 overall and 9-2-1 in WCC play. This fall, Blanchette earned a 9-6-0 record in goal, posting an LMU record eight shutouts along the way. He made 59 saves and tallied a 1.06 goals against average while also moving the LMU career record in shutouts to 19.
Madrigal was the Lions top goal scorer, assist man and point-getter. He finished his sophomore season with eight goals, five assists and 21 points.
McFarlin, a redshirt senior, takes home his fourth All-WCC honor after being a two-time Honorable Mention selection and one time First Team pick. The central midfielder recorded one goal and one assist this fall.
Corral, a sophomore, came on strong late in the year, finishing with four goals and one assist for nine points. All four go his goals came during WCC play, including two game-winners.
Rookie Cole Souza was one of four Lions to start every match this year. He also led the team in minutes played as a key member of the back line that posted eight shutouts. He also contributed one goal - a game-winner - against Portland.
Bovill, a redshirt freshman, scored one goal and added three assists in his first season with the Lions.
2015 West Coast Conference Coach of the Year
Cameron Rast, Santa Clara
2015 West Coast Conference Player of the Year
Keegan Smith, San Diego
2015 West Coast Conference Defender of the Year
Darragh Vieyra, San Diego
2015 West Coast Conference Co-Goalkeepers of the Year
Paul Blanchette, LMU; Kendall McIntosh, Santa Clara
2015 West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year
Luis Urias, Santa Clara
2015 All-WCC Men’s Soccer First Team
Name, Yr., Pos., School
Valdemar Andersen, So., D, Santa Clara
Alex Braman, Jr., D, Saint Mary’s
Torrey DeArmas, Sr., F, San Diego
Carlos Delgadillo, So., F, Santa Clara
David Garrett, Jr., F, San Francisco
Alvaro Madrigal, So., F, LMU
Hugo Rhoads, Sr., D, Portland
Eddie Sanchez, Jr., M, Portland
Rafael Sanchez, Jr., D, Saint Mary’s
Keegan Smith, Sr., F, San Diego
Darragh Vieyra, Sr., M, San Diego
Ben White, So., D, Gonzaga
2015 All-WCC Men’s Soccer Second Team
Name, Yr., Pos., School
Christian Aldama, So., D, Pacific
Conner Bevans, Sr., F, Gonzaga
Paul Blanchette, Sr., GK, LMU
Lucas Champenois, Sr., GK, Saint Mary’s
Santiago Digiuseppe, Fr., MF, San Francisco
Kevin Gould, Sr., D, San Francisco
John McFarlin, Sr., M, LMU
Kendall McIntosh, Sr., GK, Santa Clara
Max Ornstil, Sr., M, Santa Clara
Davi Ramos, Jr., M, San Francisco
Michael Turner, Jr., M, San Diego
2015 WCC Men’s Soccer Honorable Mention
Djordje Babic, San Diego; Cruz Corral, LMU; Christian De Luna, San Francisco; Jakob Granlund, Gonzaga; Parker Holland, Santa Clara; Gaku Lange, Pacific; Aaron Lombardi, San Francisco; Thomas, Olsen, San Diego; Corey Schmidt, Saint Mary’s; Cole Souza, LMU; Luis Urias, Santa Clara; Brandon Zambrano, Portland.
2015 All-WCC Men’s Soccer Freshman Team
Name, Pos., School
Reid Baez, M, Portland
John Bovill, D, LMU
Santiago Digiuseppe, M, San Francisco
Stephen Dougherty, F, Saint Mary’s
Andrew Glasnovic, GK, San Francisco
Jordan Hughes, M, San Francisco
Lionel Mills, D, Portland
Matt Sipowicz, GK, San Diego
Cole Souza, D, LMU
Luis Urias, D, Santa Clara
Garrett Wilson, M, Gonzaga
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